Welcome to the official website for Purdue University's Quarter Scale Tractor Team. The team was assembled to design, build and test a tractor that is one quarter of the size of a field tractor. The competition was created by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) . This team is made up of undergraduate and graduate students with the help of a team leader who is a faculty member.
The object of the competition is to design a 1/4-scale tractor given a few specific constraints and rules. The prototype machine must be entirely designed by the student team members, without direct involvement from outside professionals or faculty. The team is evaluated based on a written design report, design judging, maneuverability and performance of the tractor, and a team presentation.
"The challenge of trying to design the most powerful tractor from scratch is a great opportunity for a college student who is looking for some education outside of the classroom. Lots of Skills are acquired during the design and construction of the tractor, but learning doesn't stop at the track" -Cody McKinley (past chapter president)
"The entire contest really builds on the overall business skills of the students." -John Lumkes, PhD, P.E. (Faculty Advisor)
If you are interested in helping stop by the meetings or contact (firstname.lastname@example.org).
For more information about the competition you can visit the main ASABE competition site.
2011 Quarter Scale Team